Football records in Scotland

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Football in Scotland is a popular professional sport. Founded in 1873,[1] Scotland has the second oldest national football association in the world. The national cup competition, the Scottish Cup, was started in the 1873–74 season. Its trophy is the oldest national sporting trophy in the world.[2] A Scottish football league system was first instituted in 1890, with the creation of the Scottish Football League. A second national cup competition, the Scottish League Cup, was created in the 1946–47 season. This page details the team and individual records set in these competitions.

League competitions[edit]

Team records[edit]

Titles
  • Most top-flight league titles: 54, Rangers[3]
  • Most consecutive league titles: 9, (joint record)[3]
Top-flight appearances
  • Most appearances: 117 seasons, Celtic (1890–present)[4]
Largest victories
Streaks
  • Longest top flight unbeaten run: 62 games, Celtic (20 November 1915 – 21 April 1917)[6][7]
  • Most consecutive top flight wins: 25, Celtic (2003–04)
  • Unbeaten league season:
Attendances
  • Highest attendance: 118,567 - Rangers v Celtic at Ibrox Park, 2 January 1939

Individual[edit]

Goals
Appearances
Goalkeepers

Scottish Cup[edit]

Team records[edit]

Attendances

Individual[edit]

Scottish League Cup[edit]

Team records[edit]

Attendances


Transfers[edit]

Record transfer fees paid[edit]

# Player From To Fee Date
1 Norway Tore André Flo England Chelsea Scotland Rangers £12,500,000 23 November 2000 [16]
2 Northern Ireland Neil Lennon England Leicester City Scotland Celtic £6,500,000 8 December 2000
England Michael Ball England Everton Scotland Rangers £6,500,000[17] 20 August 2001 [18]
4 England Chris Sutton England Chelsea Scotland Celtic £6,000,000 11 July 2000
Wales John Hartson England Coventry City Scotland Celtic £6,000,000 2 August 2001
6 Spain Mikel Arteta Spain Barcelona Scotland Rangers £5,800,000 29 June 2002
7 Israel Eyal Berkovic England West Ham Scotland Celtic £5,750,000 8 July 1999
8 Russia Andrei Kanchelskis Italy Fiorentina Scotland Rangers £5,500,000 15 July 1998
9 Italy Lorenzo Amoruso Italy Fiorentina Scotland Rangers £5,000,000 29 May 1997
Netherlands Arthur Numan Netherlands PSV Eindhoven Scotland Rangers £5,000,000 18 May 1998
Netherlands Giovanni van Bronckhorst Netherlands Feyenoord Scotland Rangers £5,000,000 6 July 1998

Record transfer fees received[edit]

# Player From To Fee Date
1 Kenya Victor Wanyama Scotland Celtic England Southampton £12,500,000 11 July 2013
2 England Fraser Forster Scotland Celtic England Southampton £10,000,000 9 August 2014
3 Republic of Ireland Aiden McGeady Scotland Celtic Russia Spartak Moscow £9,500,000 1 August 2010
4 Scotland Craig Gordon Scotland Hearts England Sunderland £9,000,000 8 August 2007
Scotland Alan Hutton Scotland Rangers England Tottenham Hotspur £9,000,000 30 January 2008 [19]
6 Netherlands Giovanni van Bronckhorst Scotland Rangers England Arsenal £8,500,000 20 June 2001 [20]
7 France Jean-Alain Boumsong Scotland Rangers England Newcastle United £8,000,000 1 January 2005 [21]
Bulgaria Stilian Petrov Scotland Celtic England Aston Villa £8,000,000 30 August 2006
9 Spain Carlos Cuéllar Scotland Rangers England Aston Villa £7,800,000 12 August 2008 [22]
10 Scotland Barry Ferguson Scotland Rangers England Blackburn Rovers £7,500,000 29 August 2003 [23]


Most successful clubs by titles[edit]

Team Domestic European Total
League titles Scottish Cup League Cup Champions League Cup Winner's Cup Europa League Super Cup
Rangers 54 33 27 - 1 - - 115
Celtic 45 36 14 1 - - - 96
Aberdeen 4 7 6 - 1 - 1 19
Heart of Midlothian 4 8 4 - - - - 16
Queen's Park - 10 - - - - - 10
Hibernian 4 2 3 - - - - 9
Kilmarnock 1 3 1 - - - - 5
Dundee United 1 2 2 - - - - 5
Dundee 1 1 3 - - - - 5
Motherwell 1 2 1 - - - - 4
St. Mirren - 3 1 - - - - 4
East Fife - 1 3 - - - - 4
Dumbarton 2 1 - - - - - 3
Third Lanark 1 2 - - - - - 3
Clyde - 3 - - - - - 3
Falkirk - 2 - - - - - 2
Dunfermline Athletic - 2 - - - - - 2
Partick Thistle - 1 1 - - - - 2
Greenock Morton - 1 - - - - - 1
Airdrieonians - 1 - - - - - 1
St. Bernard's - 1 - - - - - 1
Raith Rovers - - 1 - - - - 1
Livingston - - 1 - - - - 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scottish FA > About". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  2. ^ "Scottish Cup > History & Archives". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  3. ^ a b c d Stokkermans, Karel (23 December 2013). "Trivia on Winning Domestic Championships". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Stokkermans, Karel (21 November 2013). "Coventric!". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Stokkermans, Karel (19 December 2013). "Double Digits Domestical". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c Stokkermans, Karel (23 December 2013). "Unbeaten". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  7. ^ Brown, Alan (29 October 2001). "Celtic FC's series of 62 matches unbeaten in Division One". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  8. ^ Brown, Alan; Robertson, Forrest; Ross, David (20 March 2009). "Scotland - All-Time Topscorers". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  9. ^ Kilani, Imed (16 March 2012). "Top Division Scoring Records". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  10. ^ Rota, Davide (20 January 2012). "List of League Appearances Records". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  11. ^ a b Zachiarassen, Sondre (4 November 2011). "Scoring Streaks". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  12. ^ "Fraser Forster: Celtic clean sheet record a team effort". BBC Sport. BBC. 22 February 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  13. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Ross, James M. (25 July 2013). "Scotland - List of Cup Finals". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  14. ^ a b c d e Stokkermans, Karel (28 November 2013). "Domestic Cups Trivia". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  15. ^ a b c d e Ross, James M. (20 June 2013). "Scotland - List of League Cup Finals". www.rsssf.com. RSSSF. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 
  16. ^ "Flo goes to Rangers". BBC Sport. 23 November 2000. 
  17. ^ Conflicting reports as to how much Rangers actually paid, £4m up front with a further £2.5m in installments
  18. ^ "Gers sign Rapid's Jelavic for £4m". BBC News. 20 August 2010. 
  19. ^ "Spurs complete signing of Hutton". BBC Sport. 30 January 2008. 
  20. ^ "Arsenal sign Van Bronckhorst" BBC Sport. 20 June 2001.
  21. ^ "Magpies complete Boumsong signing" BBC Sport. 2 January 2005.
  22. ^ "Cuellar seals £7.8m move to Villa" BBC Sport. 12 August 2008.
  23. ^ "Rovers sign Ferguson" BBC Sport. 29 August 2003.

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